This year’s WAR GRAVES WEEK is from 21st to 28th May and the above guided tour on the afternoon of 26th will be our contribution to that. Remember, too, that there is now a QR Code plaque in the Clachan Gardens giving details behind all the names on Balfron’s War Memorial.
As our first ‘toe-in-the-water’ post(?)-pandemic activity, Pat will be restarting her FREE Family History Workshops at Balfron Library on a NEW pre-booked, one-to-one basis by booking through the website e-mail at email@example.com. The first of these will be on Tuesdays 3rd, 17th and 31st May 2022 with slots at 14:00-14:45, 14:50-15:35 and 15:40-16:25. ALL PARTICIPANTS […]
The Balfron Toll Plaque in the little piazza opposite Balfron Library (corner of Spinner/Buchanan Streets) has now been refurbished and is looking great. Balfron Heritage Group successfully applied for a restoration grant from Clackmannanshire & Stirling Environment Trust which fully covered the cost of the work. The refurb was done by Graciela Ainsworth Sculpture Conservation […]
Balfron Heritage Group has now been confirmed as an official supporter of Stirling’s 2025 City of Culture bid. Stirling is in the last eight and the only Scottish city left; so, we wish them well and hope we can be part of it when/if it happens.
Campbell Griffith has recently braved ditches, hills, woods and the vagaries of Scottish weather to take these wonderful photographs of sites from Balfron’s earliest history. We have arranged them from the east of the Parish near the Fintry-Kippen road to the Camoquhill lands of the west. We have protected their exact locations to avoid the […]
Our thanks to long-term Balfron Heritage Group member Mary Bates for these photographs from the popular bus rides during the recent Bus Garage Open Day to celebrate 100 years of buses in Balfron. The history of Balfron’s buses began in 1921 when RANKIN BROTHERS OMNIBUSES began their first service using converted former WWI vehicles. Probably […]